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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Lest We Forget

Today is the 35th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State, Ohio, where the US military (National Guard) opened fire on unarmed protesters against the war in Viet Nam.

Four people were murdered, several more wounded, no one was ever held accountable for the atrocity. The people killed were basically children. (my apologies to you 19 and 20 year olds reading this, but from my perspective 35 years after the fact they seem so)

There is a rather good web page here that has some information and the lyrics to the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song "Ohio" which was one of our anthems against the war in those days.

We need to remember that the Right Wing has always used violence to control dissent, nothing has changed today, we just see fewer bullets and more "murder by idea" though that may change.

Take a moment to go to the site, look at the faces of the children killed by the Nixon goverment, think about all the lives cut short by the greed and power mad need to control the lives and resources of the world (on all sides) that have kept us in a constant state of war for most of our history. Is it worth it?


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